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Re: terminology: prepositions, postpositions, and...

From:Eric Christopherson <rakko@...>
Date:Sunday, November 4, 2007, 3:47
On Nov 3, 2007, at 5:05 PM, Michael Poxon wrote:

> Yes, that diminutive -ul- (as in "Ursula") always struck me as an > infix. > Mike
I don't think that counts as an infix under most definitions, because it occurs between one morpheme (_urs-_) and another (_-a_), rather than right inside one morpheme. However, there are some who think that the diminutive _-it-_ in Spanish is an infix. I don't know what the evidence in favor of that is, other than _azúcar_ + _-it-_ yielding _azuquítar_. It's been discussed on the list before.


David J. Peterson <dedalvs@...>